Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday's Fave Five: The Week After Christmas

It's that lovely time of year, the last week of the year, the week after Christmas.  Everything seems in limbo.  We're done with the old, just not quite ready to put on the new.

What a lovely time to pause and reflect on our favorites this week!  What better place to do it than Susanne's blog, Living to Tell the Story?

1.  Christmas was a lovely day.  We celebrated at a shortened service at church.  We had a good turn out and the mood was mellow as we all reflected on the blessings of the Christ child coming to live with mankind. Later on, we had a great afternoon as our youngest came home for Christmas dinner.  It was wonderful to see her!

2.  Boxing Day (or the day after Christmas) turned out to be my favorite for the week.  I declared it "Lazy Monday" and did a crazy goofy thing (for me, anyway) and stayed in my pajamas ALL day.  It was quite a treat.  I lit all the candles and spent the day blogging and surfing the net all tucked up in my couch recliner. Ahhh... so relaxing!

3.  All good things must come to an end, however, and on Tuesday I headed back to work.  I had a little difficulty, though ... because that morning we received our first snowfall of the season!

This house across the street from where I work is a favorite of mine.  I wanted to capture it with snow, so I snapped a photo as soon as I got to work.

A view of snowy trees and snow-capped roofs.

It's a good thing I took these photos when I did. By noon, Mr. Sun had melted all the evidence of our first snow away ....

4.  The rest of the week passed by quite uneventfully.  However, I did have a close call driving home last night.  I had stayed late in town because I was getting my nails done.  By the time I started home, it was dark as can be.  THREE different times, I saw deer near the road.  One time, one buck actually walked in front of me, but thank the Lord, I was able to evade him!  Protection from deer is always a favorite in my book!

5.  Tonight, I am anticipating a wonderful evening.  We've invited two couples over to play Apples to Apples, Bible Edition with us.  I can't wait!  I know it will be fun!

How was the last week of 2011 for you?  If you would like, link up and share at Susanne's Living to Tell the Story.


Karen Greenberg said...

That sounds like a wonderful week. "Lazy Monday" would be a gift all by itself! Have a happy and safe New Year. Enjoy your game time!

Lisa notes... said...

Your week sounds so delightful. This is my favorite week of the year, so laidback and unrushed, especially compared to the rest of December.

Glad the deer didn't make contact with you. My niece hit a deer last night; it damaged her car but she was okay (not the deer though!).

Happy New Year!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Tonight sounds like FUN!

Those deer stories scare me. Glad you're safe.

I love your Lazy Monday idea -- may have to adopt that myself sometime! Have a great week and a happy new year.

Karyn said...

I'm glad you were able to avoid that deer! (We're still dealing with my encounter)

I love that white house! It's beautiful.

I'm SO happy for you, having your daughter home for Christmas dinner!

Anonymous said...

Your Boxing Day sounds perfect! Glad you were safe from hitting a deer!. No snow here yet!

Brenda said...

Looks like you got some beautiful snowy weather up your way. I had to go back to work the Tuesday after Christmas and it was a little hard. . . it would be nice to have this week off.

Willow said...

Safety on the roads is a fave at all times!

I love that old 'farm house'--it's one of my favorite styles :)

Happy New Year!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Oh the snow! I miss the snow... how pretty it looks! Boxing Day was a great day for us as well. We went ice skating in an outdoor rink downtown and then walked through the local city park which has just reopened after a 2 year remodel. Then my dad treated us to dinner, so I didn't have to cook!

Happy New Year!

Melanie said...

Wishing you a blessed and happy Christmas.